April 28, 2008

Out to Pasture

Farm fresh for your viewing pleasure.

Out to Pasture
8x6 oil on canvas panel

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April 26, 2008

"Wommer Woman"

When my daughter was 3 her favorite show was Wonder Woman. She would put on her Wonder Woman UnderRoos and spin like Diana Prince spinning into her Wonder Woman persona. To this day I cannot think of Wonder Woman without seeing that image of my 3 year old daughter spinning in circles, hair flying out around her and yelling "Wommer Woman!!!" I love that at such a young age she chose a strong and noble woman as her heroine.

Today Krista turns 30 and still loves Wonder Woman.

Happy Birthday Wommer Woman... I love you and wish I could be there to celebrate with you on such a milestone birthday. The best is yet to come!

Wommer Woman
8x6 oil on canvas panel

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 22, 2008

Portrait v.4

This is the second of the portraits I just finished. As I said yesterday this was a stretch for me and this version is I think v.4! The other one only went through one version. All in all my friend was really pleased and I'm relieved!

April 21, 2008


This was totally out of my comfort zone. Painting a portrait... especially one of a friend's daughters. (there's another coming tomorrow) Figures have always been a hang up of mine so I carefully avoid them but it's time to face my fears (of what I don't know...) and this was a good nudge in that direction.

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 15, 2008

Citrus Zest

There's a fresh take on grocery shopping when you examine the produce not specifically for its meal potential but for it's color and shape and how it might look as the subject of a painting.
This fresh little group conjurs up thoughts of summer. Fresh lemonade and perhaps a gin and tonic for those warm days...not sure what to do with the kumquats. I tasted them but they were like biting into a lemon.
Citrus Zest
6x6 oil on stretched canvas.
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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 13, 2008

April 8, 2008

Flip Side - pear still life painting

Same pear - flip side.

Flip Side
6x6 oil on canvas
$100 + $12 S/H

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 7, 2008

Pera - still life oil painting of a pear

In honor of the Italian classes I am about to start, I used the Italian translation of pear.
As soon as I picked up this pear and saw that it had a leaf still attached I knew I had to paint it. Amazingly it made it home intact.
If you like this one there is another tomorrow - they make a good pair.

6x6 oil on canvas

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 5, 2008

Simply Pink - floral impressionist oil painting

It was a glorious day here and no, I didn't get out to paint - they were predicting rain for the afternoon which of course never came. I should have known better.
Another in the flower series this week. I had done a smaller one the other night but I wasn't really happy with the composition and thought I would give it a go again today. This one is a larger format and is much fresher in color and brush work, which is what I was going for.

Simply Pink
10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

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©2008 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

April 3, 2008

Mellow Yellow - Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting

I've designated this week the week of the flower. Or wishful thinking, as far as the weather goes. Although I'm happy to report that the weather has warmed up, the snow is rapidly melting and I might be able to get out and do a little plein aire painting this weekend. I admit I am a "fair weather" outdoor painter and things haven't really started to green up yet to provide a little color to the landscape, so that would be a big MAYBE. We'll see.
This is another painting from my bouquet of flowers. I think Renunculas have become one of my favorite flowers

Mellow Yellow
8x6 oil on canvas panel
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